I’ve wanted a Smart car ever since I saw one in Europe, eight years ago (where it’s a Mercedes-Benz), so when Smart debuted in the US with their $99 reservation program, I signed up right away. After a year of anticipation I learned that with Smart, the road to Passion fortwo doesn’t always end in ecstasy.
It’s easy to love the Smart. It’s beautifully designed, looks like fun, parks anywhere, preempts backseat drivers, comes beautifully equipped for $15K. We wanted it because of the real 37 mpg. We all love that. Here’s what you won’t like about it and the path to getting into it.